Play is a universal need – even for adults. While many of us know how important it is for our children to play, we may forget to make time for play in our own lives. As Brian Sutton-Smith said, “The opposite of play is not work, it is depression.”
Pets are beloved members of our home and school communities, a great opportunity for science and language learning, and a chance for your little one to develop the ability to care for something that they love.
Clothing is an important aspect of Montessori because it is critical for encouraging independence in your child. And the smallest changes can make such a difference! Here are some of our go-to Montessori tips for dressing your baby.
Easy things you can do every day to encourage your toddler to use more language.
Becoming a parent comes with a lifelong set of challenges – breast or bottle, cloth or disposable, organic or local - the decisions are endless and can get a bit overwhelming, but the choice for your child’s education doesn’t have to be difficult.
This month, Monti Kids turns 2 years old! Actually, before our official launch on March 28, 2017, we spent three years developing our program. When I first had the idea for Monti Kids, I was told by the best safety testing companies and several consultants that it was impossible to achieve.
Maria Montessori, the founder of the Montessori curriculum and an expert on early childhood development, talked a lot about love, and Valentine’s Day is a perfect occasion to honor all the ways in which we show it to our children.
The first priority for any parent when setting up their child’s environment is safety. This ties into the Montessori Method, which recommends setting up an environment for your child that is completely safe or “child-proofed” so that they can explore freely within it and don’t require constant adult intervention that might interrupt their concentration. All Monti Kids materials meet or exceed US safety standards (ASTM & CPSC) for babies 0-3 years old. But for the other toys in your life, use this checklist to make sure they are safe for your little one.
Milestones can be reached at any age and are thrilling to observe. Developmental benchmarks often bring to mind walking and talking. At Monti Kids, we like to celebrate those that get less attention and are just as important. Concentration, independence, exploration, and perseverance are habits that can be developed early and lay the foundation for future learning.
The Montessori method informs the design behind our entire curriculum at Monti Kids. For families unfamiliar, Montessori can seem abstract. But in reality, it is the opposite. Montessori is an educational approach that has been used for over 100 years and is trusted by over 20,000 schools around the world.